SOUTH PACIFIC TOURISM UPDATE

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July 23, 1999

Tourism Council of the South Pacific Suva, Fiji Islands

STAR ALLIANCE AIRLINES PUT SCHEDULES ON VIEW

The Star Alliance Group, which includes Air New Zealand and Ansett, has become the first global airline group to put flight schedules and seat availability of all its members on display on computer reservation systems. This enables travel agents to easily book connections for long-haul journeys and create around-the-world itineraries.

MOCAMBO HOTEL, NOUMEA, TO RE-OPEN IN OCTOBER

The Mocambo Hotel, located 150 meters (about 500 feet) from the beach on Baie des Citrons, will re-open in October under new ownership following extensive refurbishment. The property consists of 36 rooms including one with facilities for guests and two deluxe rooms with panoramic views. For further information contact: Mr. Gilbert Jeandot on email: ventes.nouidp@meridien.nc (sales) or le.meridien@meridien.nc (bookings).

AOM 1999 OLYMPIC WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 1999 Olympic Windsurfing World Championships, sponsored by AOM, will take place in Saint Marie Bay, Noumea 10-20 November 10-20. Two hundred and fifty windsurfers from 40 different countries will participate in this sporting event which counts as a qualifying round for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. For further information contact: Mr. Charles Calin or Michel Quintin on fax (687) 351610 or tel: (687) 351587.

NEW ECO RESORT FOR FIJI CAPITAL

A new eco resort, Raintree Lodge, is taking shape in the Fiji capital of Suva and is due to open its doors in early September 1999. The resort, which is located close by the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, is situated in an old quarry and boasts two man-made lakes, two dormitories and five detached lodges (one self-contained). It also includes a restaurant (seating for 120 people), bar and small shop. The rooms do not have phones but a public phone, fax and e-mail facilities will be available in the office. TV and videos can be rented on request and radios will be available free of charge.

Tourism Council of the South Pacific E-mail: spice@is.com.fj or fax [679] 301995

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